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Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats
 
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
 
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
Health Tip of the Day

How to Fight the Urge to Shop Compulsively

  • Always shop with a list, and buy only what's on the list.

  • Shop alone. Shopping with a friend can make it easier to spend big.

  • If you decide to buy an expensive item, wait 24 hours.

  • If shopping provides a main source of enjoyment, cut back on the cost of the things you buy.

  • Put your credit cards in a locked box, and put that box in another box. Then put the boxes in the back of a closet. That way, you have to make at least three conscious decisions to get your hands on the credit cards.